Wednesday, December 17, 2014

First Report Cards and holiday celebrations have begun!

The first kindergarten report cards came in. The boys are doing so great, we're so proud of them. My heart just sores to see Brady doing so well. He scored pretty much the highest mark for most areas, and has a reading level 6, which is beginner 1st grade. I was so worried about his reading because of his speech, but he is trucking along great. His only issue of course, is the spoken word.

Jax is doing great too, although I had hoped he'd come a little further with his attention/focus/slowing down issues. His reading level is a 7, which is mid-level first grade, but his writing and fine motor (art) needs a lot of work yet. It's an odd little combo that I can't quite figure out.

Both of the boys have great behavior and have adjusted well to kindergarten, so I'm hoping this all continues and we're able to support Jax to help him in his areas of struggle. The next teacher conference and IEP meeting will be helpful.

We had our annual Christmas-lunch with friends on Sunday, who all happen to be someone's godparent in the group. It's always a nice afternoon of food, fun adult punch and football while the kids tear up the toy room.

The boys are gearing up for their last couple days of school before the 2 week holiday break. They've been coming home and telling us all about other December holidays like Hanukkah and Kwanza. I'm pretty impressed with the diversity of teachings! Jax cracked me up talking all about it. He told me that Hanukkah was beginning and would end on Christmas Eve, then Kwanza would begin right after Christmas. I asked him if he knew who celebrated Kwanza and he said, "Ummm, I think Chicago". LOL, not quite buddy, but we can talk more about it later.

The boys have been dying to see Santa. We saw him and Mrs Claus on Tuesday at the KidReach party they attend each year (that's where Jax still gets Feeding Therapy). Jax wanted to ask Santa if he could become one of his elves when he grew up and Brady wanted a guitar. Well, they were so star-struck that they froze on his lap! Jax blurted out that he wanted a MONSTER. Um, what?! Jason said, "a monster truck?" Um yeah.
Brady blurted out a ROBOT. Um, what?! I whispered to him that I thought he wanted a guitar, so he said, "oh yeah, a guitar please." Santa didn't hear him and said, "You're welcome!"
Poor Big B! Although I don't think Brady even realized it.

Brady made a plane full of elves to fly to the North Pole.

Jax working on writing.

Brady is PUMPED to help unwrap the Hershey kisses to make cookies! (Jax chose not to help once he found out he had to wash his hands to do it... uh ok.)

In Heaven with Mama. My little kitchen helper all the time!

Shanns holding baby Jameson.

Gift opening craze!

Checking out the piggies.

Jameson giving some smiles

The boys loving their Battleship game.

The boys were so starstruck!

Putting in their orders.

Making ornaments

Official cookie holder.

Working the bucket with Jax's old physical therapist!

We caught the boys peeking out the shutters watching Santa and Mrs Claus leave!

1 comment:

Matt & Shana said...

I love peanut butter blossom cookies so if you'd like to send some this way it would be great - thanks! :)